2009-2010: The season is upon us

At last, after much coming and going, it's confirmed: the 2009 Torneo Apertura will begin this coming Friday (and in time for the new season, we've got a bit of a surprise for you, of which more later in the week...). A discussion on Saturday at the AFA saw a planned schedule for the weekend... Continue Reading →

Going public

The financial stand-off which last week forced the AFA to announce that Argentina's first division championship wouldn't be able to start this coming weekend has taken a step towards concluding on Tuesday, with the news that the clubs are to break away from the TV deal signed with TyC Sports. A new financial package has... Continue Reading →

Torneo Clausurado?

The threat of postponement to the start of the 2008-2009 season has been hanging over Argentine football since the official fixture list for the Primera División was released last week. On Wednesday AFA President Julio Grondona declared that the decision has been taken to provisionally 'postpone all the championships until Futbolístas Argentinos Agremadios [the players'... Continue Reading →

All the ups and downs

Photo by guille rusconi on the HEGS Flickr pool It's a bit late this year, but with the pre-seasons well and truly underway it's about time HEGS explained the teams who will be changing divisions this year. We've got the Copa Sudamericana participants, and every promotion and relegation through the Argentine league, down to and... Continue Reading →

Movement of jah people

Next season's Argentines Abroad (on which note, the HEGS / MA Award winner will be announced on Thursday) are swelling their ranks in the annual exodus from the banks of the Paraná and Río de la Plata (the rivers of Babyl... I'll stop, shall I? OK). Rodrigo Palacio is finally leaving La Bombonera and Santiago... Continue Reading →

Promoción second leg goal videos

The goals from Sunday's two Promoción second leg matches, which resulted in both Gimnasia La Plata and Rosario Central keeping their places in the Primera A, are now online and you can watch them right here. Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata 3 - 0 Atlético Rafaela (3-3 agg., Gimnasia stay up due to 'sporting advantage')... Continue Reading →

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